Oregon State Releases Statement Showing Support For Pac 12 Conference


With the move by Colorado to the Big 12. Pac 12 fans are wondering. Who’s next to move? And what does it mean for the Pac 12?

Oregon State has released a statement from President Jayathi Murthy and Athletic Director, Scott Barnes.

The statement from Murthy reads:

“Oregon State University joins with other Pac-12 members in reaffirming our commitment to the long-term strength and vitality of the conference. We are united by our shared values, our passion for the highest level of intercollegiate athletic competition, our leadership roles as Tier 1 research universities and our support for student-athletes’ academic and athletic excellence.”

The statement from Barnes reads:

“Oregon State Athletics trusts that the Pac-12 will secure a media rights deal that will strongly benefit the institutions that are remaining loyal to this conference. All of us at Oregon State will continue to work hard and diligently to continue the long-term membership and success of our athletic department at a national level.”

This is what we have heard consistently out of the Pac 12 schools. That they are committed to the conference and still believe that the Pac 12 will get the media rights deal it deserves. But we also heard that out of Colorado. Now that Colorado has left. Does it open up the flood gates for other schools to follow? As of now. It seems that Oregon State is willing to ride or die with the Pac 12.



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